Get Your Recommendations Approved in Ten Minutes or Less

  • May 17, 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Hyatt Place Independence, 6025 Jefferson Drive, Independence, OH 44131


  • This rate is for current ATD Greater Cleveland members and includes all member types. Please note: If you do not register prior to the program, walk-ins will be charged the non-member rate, regardless of member status, and attendance can not be guaranteed.
  • To participate in chapter reciprocity, current members of any ATD Chapter in Ohio should use this option. A registration code is required; please contact the ATD Greater Cleveland chapter office for code information.
  • For attendees who are not current members of the guests, non-members, national ATD members, and any members who are paying at the door.

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Get Your Recommendations Approved in Ten Minutes or Less

Be Decisive. Be Confident

As corporate trainers and educators, you are responsible for a lot more than just conducting training. One of your biggest challenges is getting management to approve new technologies, new programming or additional resources. How do you convince others to spend money when resources are tight? Attend this session and learn how to get to YES, whether you have time to prepare your communication or not.

During this hands-on, interactive session, Sheri Jeavons will introduce two content development formats. The five-step Ten-Minute Solution Process will help you prepare for more formal asks. Whether you’re seated around a table or standing in front of a group, this process will help you concisely communicate the value of your recommendation and gain approval in ten minutes or less. But not every ask is formal. What if you’re in a meeting and someone says they don’t think your new LMS is a priority this year? What do you do on the fly with no notes, no visuals and no prep? How do you sell them on your idea? Sheri will also review our Impromptu Format, which will help you organize your thoughts on the fly and respond calmly when the pressure is on.

To ensure you leave this session with a firm understanding of how to implement these techniques, you’ll work on solutions to a real-life, challenging problem. Sheri will conduct a mini-workshop to help you develop your content. You’ll then present your recommendations to two colleagues and discuss possible solutions.

In addition, Sheri will take volunteers and provide on-the-spot coaching for body language and physical delivery skills to ensure you look as good as you sound.

Your success as a trainer hinges on getting the funds you need to implement your ideas and ultimately create better leaders. You’ll leave this session with the tools you need to accomplish exactly that.

About Sheri Jeavons

When Sheri founded Power Presentations in 1993, she had two goals in mind. The first was to empower business professionals to look and sound dynamic while communicating in any situation. The second was to deliver training that professionals would leave saying, “That was the best training I’ve ever attended. Ever.” Since then, Power Presentations has successfully trained more than 22,000 professionals from a variety of Fortune 500 Companies and industry leaders such as FedEx, McDonald’s, Goodyear, Qualcomm and NASA.

Sheri is the author of Tips for your Talk® and Master your Virtual Communications: A Webinars that Wow® Training Guide.


Who should attend? Trainers, Facilitators, Managers - basically EVERYONE who would like to learn how to use physical delivery skills to help you convince others of your ideas and get the support you need.

Area of Expertise (AOE): Performance Improvement

Program Details & Agenda

Date: Thursday May 17, 2018
Time: 5:30-6:00 PM  Check In  Light Refreshment
  6:00-8:00 PM Welcome and Program
  8:00-8:30 PM Networking 

Event Registration Details*
$25 Current ATD Greater Cleveland Chapter Members
$25 Current Members of any Ohio ATD Chapter 
$35 Non-Members & Guests

Hyatt Place Independence 
6025 Jefferson Drive
Independence, OH 44131

Parking/Directions: Click here for directions to the Hyatt Place Independence. Free parking is available.

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*Registration is required; space is limited and walk-ins will be charged $35, regardless of membership status. Please see the Event Registration Details page for more information about ATD Greater Cleveland's registration & cancelation policy. 

We apologize that ATD Greater Cleveland is unable to accommodate special dietary requests.

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